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TBS Okay what's the best fantasy TBS?

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by luj1, Oct 3, 2019.

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What is the best fantasy turn-based strategy game?

  1. Dominions 4

  2. Master of Magic

  3. Heroes of Might and Magic III

  4. Age of Wonders series

  5. Etherlords II

  6. Disciples II

  7. King's Bounty series

  8. Warlords series

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  1. Lone Wolf Arcane

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    No TW:WH 2?
     
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  2. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    AoW for me, no contest.
     
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  3. laclongquan Arcane

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    Heroes 3 has the quality of "just one more turn" all night long~ No tired, and sleep is for the weak~!
     
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  4. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    No Warlords?
     
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  5. catfood AGAIN

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    MoM
    AoW
    Warlords

    Everything else is irrelevant.
     
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  6. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Eh, KB and Etherlords are not strategy games and some other games on that list have very simplistic "barely there" strategy layers (Disciples, for example).

    Anyway:

    For strategy - still MoM, EL probably as a notable runner up.
    Tactics - AoW wins easily.
    Overall ease of use, accessibility and pure mp/hot seat fun factor - HoMM.
     
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  7. I'm Big Into Anal Arcane

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    which AOW should i buy, the first one?
     
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  8. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    All of them are pretty good, 2 is the weakest, the only thing worthwhile of it are the campaigns.

    3 was kinda weak at first but now is pretty good.

    I feel 1 is the best one at presentation, story and campaign, Shadow Magic is the prettiest one and AOW3 has the best combate mechanicsand plays a bit more like a 4X.
     
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  9. Citizen Guest

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    I love them all for different reasons, fantasy/scifi 4x is my personal favourite genre of videogames

    Still there's only one correct answer...

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  10. Falksi Arcane

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  11. Andhaira Arcane

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    Master of Magic, absolutely no doubt about it.

    Still don't understand why they don't make a sequel; just make it exactly the same but add multiplayer. Would be great to have some codex matches.
     
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  12. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    Doesn't Dominions 5 more or less fill the MP need for MoM It is a bit more fiddlly, but it has a lot of depth.?
    I think the (lack of) SP balance is a part of what makes MoM great. I am not sure it would work well in MP (in MOO2 MP, several perks were forbidden in MP, and everyone was more or less doing the same early game).

    If I could vote for several, I would go:
    1) MoM
    2) AoW
    3) Dominions
     
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  13. mondblut Arcane

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    Dominions :obviously:

    Anyone who voted HoMMo is a bit gay.
     
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  14. Master of Magic is still the undisputed queen of strategy games. She is absolutely unrivaled, one of the best games ever and still a joy to play to this day.
     
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  15. Stone Dog Novice

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    Dominions hands down. Even putting aside the esthetic factor, the depth of play and counterplay it offers is unmatched. Too bad the AI is 100% shit.

    By the way, what is the best way of playing MoM nowadays? Any ports or mods I should be aware of?
     
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  16. Comte Arcane

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    For me I would say MoM then Heroes III at second.
     
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  17. Magitex Novice

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    I seem to recall there was a mostly finished Java remake of MoM with multiplayer support: https://sourceforge.net/projects/momime/
    Your mileage may vary.

    My vote would go to Dominions also, but the AI really lets the game down; so I'd probably just roll with Age of Wonders. Things like Warlords 2 are really tempting to vote for, but I can't say how much nostalgia is playing into it, it was a simple but addictive game with no fluff.

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/232050/Eador_Masters_of_the_Broken_World/ Eador probably best option that no one ever played, myself included.
     
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  18. Citizen Guest

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  19. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria
    I would vote for Fantasy General, though it does have different focus compared to games that are in the poll.
    I got no opinion whatsoever about recent "sequel".

    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/index.p...cquires-master-of-magic-ip-from-atari.129022/
     
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  20. belated Augur

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  21. coldcrow Prophet Patron

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    Dominions, MoM, Fantasy General / Fantasy Wars / Elven Legacy
     
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  22. rvm1975 Educated

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    no strategy in continuous tactics battles

    and endless legend is not in list, as well as series from stardock ... played like 150+ hours in sorcerer kings
     
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  23. HeatEXTEND Cipher Patron

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    Dom is the only correct answer. MoM after. HoMM 3 third.
     
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